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Mercy Enews
No. 446 | 25 January 2012

Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, used her inheritance in service of the needs of her time. Today, Sisters of Mercy, through Mercy International Association, use their resources to respond to issues of global poverty demonstrated in the massive displacement of persons worldwide...This vision keeps alive the founding spirit of Catherine among peoples of the world most in need of God's compassion and mercy.
from the MIA Visioning Statement 2007


Shelter for Victims of Human Trafficking

Mercy House - Pretoria, South Africa

In 1998, the Sisters of Mercy, Pretoria saw the need to assist victims of domestic violence, and so in 2000, they opened a shelter for these traumatised women. Mercy House became a transitional home and a place of safety.

In 2004, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) identified the shelter as one that could offer a place of safety to victims of human trafficking. The sisters gladly entered into an agreement with the IOM to shelter victims of human trafficking while they awaited repatriation or reintegration. To date they have accommodated over 200 victims of trafficking.


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